Nigeria: Engage Every Aggrieved Segment to a Dialogue Now Before It’s too Late, Bishop Onuoha to FG

Nigeria: Engage Every Aggrieved Segment to a Dialogue Now Before It’s too Late, Bishop Onuoha to FG

The President, Vision Africa International and Co-chair Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace, Bishop Dr. Sunday Onuoha, has stated that all aggrieved segments of the country must come to a roundtable discussion, insisting that dialogue has no alternative.

The Methodist Bishop who spoke on Sunday while addressing newsmen in Umuahia on the deplorable state of the country, decried that things have gone from bad to worse in Nigeria, maintaining that no matter how situations in Nigeria seem, meaningful engagement of all segments of the country by the Federal Government is germane to the continued existence of the nation.

The Global Peace Award Winner, 2013, who revealed that the war which people are drumming for, will be different from that of 1967, considering the level of technological advancement in the World today, added that the hunger and hardship the common masses will experience in it’s wake is another reason for rethink and tow the path of peace.

Bishop, Dr. Onuoha, emphasised the need for dialogue which will address the anger, frustration, suspicion, hatred witnessed among various segments and strata in the country, stressing that long delay by the Federal Government is already throwing the country into anarchy which will further consume it if the long silence to address the issues persists.

He reiterated that it is better to spend minimal resources in engaging all aggrieved segments to a roundtable discuss than wait for war which will lead to the destruction of important infrastructures, loss of lives of Nigerians, reduction of the population, pointing out that those who are yet to experience war situations should study history and get themselves acquainted.

On the death of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 others who died in a plane crash on Friday in Kaduna, Bishop, Dr. Onuoha commiserated with their families, praying God to grant their souls eternal rest, expressing hope that their death will not be in vain especially as it regards fight against counter terrorism in Nigeria.

He called on the Accident Investigation Bureau, a body mandated to carry out investigation into the cause of crash, to carry out a wholistic investigation with a view to discovering the causes of plane crashes in the country.

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